Software Developer's Journey
#43 Patrick Kua on being a consultant, a tech lead, a CTO and helping people grow
Mar 11, 2019 · 41 min
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Patrick is the CTO of the mobile bank N26, where he is building the engineering group that will change modern retail banking for people like you and me. Formerly a Principal Technical Consultant at ThoughtWorks in London, he is also the author of three books, The Retrospective Handbook, Talking with Tech Leads and most recently, Building Evolutionary Architectures. Patrick is a frequent conference speaker, a blogger and is passionate about bringing a balanced focus between people, organisations and technology.

During this interview, we touched on the different roles Patrick's overtook during his career. Pat devised on how his time as a consultant prepared him for his current role as a CTO. We discussed the definition of a Technical Lead and compared it to the CTO Role(s). We finally discussed Pat's personal learning strategies.

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